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Breitling Watches to Gift This Christmas

It wouldn’t be the first year that a Breitling watch makes it to a Christmas wish list, but after another 12 months of uncertainty, nothing could start the new year off better than a wristwatch made by one of Switzerland’s most prestigious watch manufacturers. Breitling watches make for the best kind of Christmas gift idea because they’re renowned for their exceptional quality and their precision. Every timepiece has undergone the brand’s strict in-house quality regimes and testing, ensuring that it lives up to its excellent reputation in Swiss elegance and authentic craftsmanship. This year, Breitling has released some incredible vintage-inspired wristwatches that pay homage to classic cars of a bygone era and iconic aircraft used during the war by military personnel. If this wasn’t enough, there’s still plenty to choose from when it comes to finding a classic chronograph, diving tool or pilot’s watch from the brand’s current catalogue.

 

From Breitling watches belonging to the Premier Heritage collection, to robust Breitlight Endurance Pro watches, travel-oriented GMT watches from the Avenger range, diver-friendly SuperOcean watches and diamond-adorned Navitimer watches – this is the ultimate Christmas gift guide on the best Breitling watches for Christmas 2021.

 

Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 watch ref RB0930371G1P1

 

 

Breitling’s impressive chronograph legacy is thanks to three key innovators - Leon, Gaston and Willy Breitling. The Swiss watchmaker is keen to keep the spirit of the chronograph and its heritage alive with some classic chronograph wristwatches based on originals from years gone by. If the person you’re buying for this Christmas has a soft spot for vintage-inspired wristwatches, the Breitling Premier B09 Chronograph 40 watch is a great option to wrap up and slide under the Christmas tree this year. The model is crafted from 18ct rose gold and features case-hugging push-pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock for operating the chronograph features effortlessly. The 40mm model is powered by a manually wound movement and features a silver dial adorned with polished rose gold Arabic numerals and luminous treated cathedral-shaped hands. A 30-minute sub-counter sits at 3 o’clock, balanced by a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. A tachymeter scale runs around the periphery of the dial, protected underneath a cambered, anti-reflective pane of sapphire crystal glass. Underneath the dial and set behind a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback is the Breitling Calibre B09 Manufacture – an in-house mechanical movement capable of producing a 70-hour power reserve.

 

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Breitling Chronomat B01 41 watch ref AB0136251B1A1

 

 

If your partner, father or husband is already partial to a Breitling watch, he’ll more than likely be aware of the brand’s unbreakable bond with the aviation industry. The Breitling Chronomat watch collection is a testament to this, with many an innovation tailored to the needs of the Aerobatic Squadron or professional pilot. The Breitling Chronomat watch has been making Christmas days complete since the 1980s and is widely recognised for its distinct rider tabs upon a bold unidirectional ratcheted bezel and its signature Rouleaux bracelet, developed exclusively for the Chronomat watch collection. This Breitling Chronomat B01 41 watch ref AB0136251B1A1 keeps the DNA of the Chronomat at the forefront of its design with a classic black dial, luminous hour markers and hands for enhanced visibility, silver-filled chronograph sub-counters laid out in the 3-6-9 format, and a striking red-coated central chronograph seconds hand. A COSC-certified movement drives the functions of this robust and powerful-looking wristwatch. The Breitling 01 Manufacture is showcased through the back of the case via a sapphire exhibition feature, whilst a screw-locked crown with two gaskets ensures a 200-meter water

resistance is upheld. 

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Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 43 watch ref A32397101A1A1

 

 

Maybe your loved one is already a huge fan of the powerful and practical Avenger watch and would love to extend his collection further? If so, he certainly has impeccable taste. This Breitling Avenger watch is geared for travel with the implementation of a GMT function. A visible red-coated arrow-tipped GMT hand indicates a second time zone in a 24-hour format around the edge of a white dial. The watch can be handled through gloves since both the screw-locked crown at 3 o’clock (with two gaskets and Breitling logo-engraved surface) and unidirectional rotating bezel are designed to promote an easy grip.  Supplied in a genuine Breitling presentation box and fitted on a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet – this Breitling Avenger watch is sure to light a few faces up this Christmas. The 43mm GMT watch is powered by the Breitling 32 Calibre, which sits inside a 300-meter water-resistant case with a screwed-down caseback, producing a 42-hour power reserve once fully wound.

 

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Breitling Navitimer Automatic 35 watch ref U17395211A1U1

 

 

There are contemporary elements fused with the historic appeal of a true icon in the design of this Breitling Navitimer Automatic watch for women. If you’re in doubt about what gift to tie ribbons and bows around this year – this luxurious timepiece will top any Christmas present before, with its indulgent 18ct rose gold slide rule bezel, delicate diamond dot indexes and beautiful bi-colour stainless steel and 18ct rose gold beads-of-rice bracelet. Navitimer watches by Breitling are the ultimate statement piece for women who like their wristwatches to look ultra-tool-like. Technical sophistication is matched inside the case of the watch, with the Breitling 17 Calibre, equipped with 25 jewels and a capability to deliver a 38-hour power reserve. This Christmas gift idea certainly proves that practical watches aren’t just for men. A love for Breitling’s cutting-edge technology and its proud links with the world of aviation are shared amongst men and women alike. 

 

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Breitling Superocean Heritage B20 Automatic 42 watch ref AB2010161C1A1

 

 

Taking to the ocean like a duck takes to water, the Breitling Superocean Heritage B20 watch has a natural affinity to aquatic environments and thus will make a perfect 2021 Christmas gift idea if your loved one frequently swims or dives. The 42mm stainless steel dive watch from Breitling is based on a popular 1950s design and boasts a water resistance of 200 meters. Helping the case to uphold this impressive water resistance, the watch also features a screw-locked crown with two gaskets and a screw-down caseback. A rich blue dial is protected underneath a cambered anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front and features a blue ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time underwater. Dive watches for Christmas are a surprisingly popular option, particularly those like this Superocean Heritage B20 watch, which comes fitted on a mesh-style stainless steel bracelet for doubling up with smart attire. The movement sitting within the heart of the case is in-house developed and promises a 70-hour power reserve for alternating with another Breitling favourite when desired. 

 

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Breitling Endurance Pro X82310D51B1S1

 

 

Sports enthusiasts and adventure goers need a Breitling watch like the Endurance Pro, especially since its case is ergonomically designed to withstand extreme outdoor conditions whilst also remaining light and strong on the wrist. The powerful and confident-looking Breitling Endurance Pro watch is crafted from the brand’s proprietary Breitlight material, which promises a composition that is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel. If the person you’re buying for this Christmas is an athlete or fitness fanatic, this gift idea is sure to light up their face on Christmas morning. Implemented with all the functionality you could imagine, the Breitling Endurance Pro is non-magnetic, thermally stable and hypoallergenic. It features chronograph counters and a date window at 4:30, together with unmissable, oversized Arabic numeral hour markers and a sleek black dial equipped with a pulsometer scale around the edge. The watch is powered by a Thermocompensated SuperQuartz™ movement and comes fitted on a blue rubber strap with a black Breitlight buckle for enhanced wrist comfort.

 

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If you’d like some additional information on any of the watches we’ve featured in this Christmas gift guide on the best Breitling watches, you can call and speak to a member of our sales team on 01335 453453.

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